California Study Finds Decline in Heart Attacks Since 1999
Between 1999 and 2008, rates for heart attack dropped by 24% in California, largely because of public prevention efforts, according to a study published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which involved more than 46,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Northern California, also found that rates for the most serious form of heart attack declined by 62% during the study period.
- "Heart Attacks Down 24% in Decade, 62% for Worst" (Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/10).
- "U.S. Heart Attack Rates Declining: Study" (Emery, Reuters, 6/9).